Galerie Furstenberg v. Coffaro
Galerie Furstenberg v. Coffaro, 697 F. Supp. 1282 (S.D.N.Y. 1988).
Plaintiff Galerie Furstenberg, a French corporation, claimed that seven art merchants and retailers were involved in creating and disseminating counterfeit versions of Salvador Dalí’s artwork, to which it claimed to have exclusive rights. Significantly, the plaintiff sued the defendants under RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-68), alleging predicate mail and wire fraud and also violation of federal trademark laws. . . .
Commerce and Trade, 15 U.S.C. § 1125, (Trademark (Lanham) Act of 1946), False designations of origin, false descriptions, and dilution forbidden
Commerce and Trade, 15 U.S.C. § 1127, (Trademark (Lanham) Act of 1946), Construction and Definitions; Intent of Chapter
Crimes and Criminal Procedure, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, Fraud by wire, radio, or television
Crimes and Criminal Procedure, 18 U.S.C. § 1961-1968, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)